Tulsi Lal Amatya, a prominent Nepalese politician.
Amatya began his political career in 1948 as a member of the Nepali Rastriya Congress party but later dissociated himself from it due to their views on the working class and radical transformation of society. He became a member of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) and was elected as the General Secretary of CPN in 1962. He played a significant role in the peasant uprising of 1952, was elected to the parliament in 1959 and became the leader of the parliamentary party of CPN. Amatya was forced to leave the country in 1960 due to the political situation and was in exile for 19 years. He returned to Nepal in 1979 and was arrested on several occasions for his political beliefs. He played a significant role in the formation of the United Left Front in 1990, and later merged his party with CPN (UML) in 1993. Amatya also served as Nepal's ambassador to China from 1995 to 1996.
Tulsi Lal Memorial Foundation (TLMF), a non-profit making organization, registered with Nepal government and Social Welfare Council of Nepal, was established in July 1998 in the memory of late Comrade Tulsi Lal Amatya, a veteran communist stalwart, who struggled, sacrificed and devoted his life for the cause of Communist, Democratic and Peasant movement in Nepal. Establishment of the foundation after his name by his comrade-in-arms and followers can be considered as the first step in a right direction to uphold the principles cherished by him for the establishment of just, equitable, exploitation free and democratic society in Nepal.Read More